Posts Tagged ‘orchids’

Orchid – General Care

One of the most popular booths at flower shows is the one that sells orchids to show-goers. The aisles are crowded with persons trying to protect the brilliant flowers and slender flower stems of their newly purchased beauty. The booth...

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Orchids – Best Growing Tips

Orchids have a reputation as being finicky. Far from being picky and delicate, though, they simply have different needs from most other houseplants. Once you understand those needs, they become as easy to grow as a pot full of pothos!...

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Orchid – Caregivers

Q: I was recently in Charlotte and my niece told me about a service she uses for her orchids. After the blooms are gone, she takes the orchids to someone who tends them until they bloom again. They call her...

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Ladyslipper Orchid – Transplanting

Q: Can I transplant the ladyslipper orchids I found on my daughter’s property? A: You can try but you have to be careful. Ladyslippers depend on certain soil fungi to germinate their seed. They may also require that the fungus...

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Orchid – Scale

Q: One of the orchids we are wintering over in the greenhouse has this recurring problem – reddish brown scales on the underside of the leaves. I suspect they are some kind of insect. They are somewhat sticky to the...

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Ladyslipper Orchid – Plant Seed

Q: I have Ladyslipper Orchids growing in my pine thicket. How do I gather the seed and plant it? A: It’s hard to be successful. One expert uses woods dirt and table sugar to get his to germinate. See Ladyslipper...

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Orchids – Pruning

Q: We purchased two beautiful orchids at the Southeastern Flower Show and they have done well. The blooms are now faded or gone. I find no mention on the website of pruning the stem. Should the stem be cut back?...

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Phalaenopsis orchids- Pruning

Q: My phalaenopsis orchids have finished blooming. Should I cut the stem off or leave it on the plant? A: It all depends on whether the flower stem is still alive. Scrape it gently with a fingernail. If the stem...

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Phalaenopsis orchid – Growth

Q: After my phalaenopsis orchid bloomed I cut the dead flowers off at the bottom of the last bloom. Now I have two leaves growing where I cut the flowers off. How can I remove the new growth and keep...

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Cranefly Orchid

Q: I wonder if you could help me identify the plant in the attached picture. It came up under a wax myrtle in our front a couple of years ago. I first thought it was a type of ginger –...

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